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The Overweight State Of Our Nation

Primal Power Method Obesity Nation

During my younger years I was very physically active and managed to maintain a healthy weight, despite consuming a terribly unhealthy diet. However, since most of us move less as we age, adjustments to diet must be made to avoid disease, illness, pain, and depression. In other words, proper nutrition must ultimately be addressed to avoid an unhappy and unhealthy you in the teenage years and beyond.

Even though your upbringing is just one factor that may play a role in your current physical condition, there seems to be other major contributors to the increasingly heftier and unhealthier American population. How so?

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Lose Weight By Understanding Food Labels

Primal Power Method Food Label Confusion

Almost all packaged foods have a label that lists nutritional information and ingredients. To make better food choices you need to be able to decipher this important information. Believe me; they (junk food manufacturers disguising their product as healthy) make the label difficult to understand in order to confuse you. Below is the basic breakdown of food label terminology, what it means and some tips to save you from buying a product loaded with junk.

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The First Step In The Off The Grid Mindset: Simplify Your Life

Primal Power Method Off The GridWhen you are thinking about living off the grid, or even contemplating starting a more self-sufficient lifestyle, I think you need a solid starting point. As I preach in my The Simple Life book series, it is always better to have a plan and take it slow in the beginning.

Many people today, with our instant gratification thought process, forget that great things come with time and perseverance.

The journey of what I’m attempting with my “off the grid project” started several years ago when I decided to downsize and simplify my life. After owning several homes that were much bigger than I needed, and filled with crap that I would never use, I decided it was time for a change.

Consume, Consume and Consume Some More!

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Do You Want To Be A Fat-Burning Machine? Become Ketogenic!

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If you want to become a lean, mean, fat-burning machine, the goal is to achieve a ketogenic state. When you’re in a ketogenic state, you’re producing ketones, an alternative fuel for the body created when glucose is in short supply. Ketones are made in the liver from the breakdown of fats.

Most people never get down to burning fat because the Standard American Diet (SAD) is heavy in carbohydrates (a diet high in carbs means you store more fat and cannot readily access that fat for fuel). So they end up only burning carbs, not fat. When you eliminate high carbohydrate foods by implementing a ketogenic diet (for example, Paleo and Primal foods), your body starts to use the glucose stores in your muscles. When those glucose stores run low, fat released from your fat cells travel through the blood to reach the liver, where they are processed into ketone bodies for your body to use as fuel. The ketone units then circulate back into the blood stream and are picked up by the muscle and other tissues to fuel your body’s metabolism. You literally become a fat-burning machine.

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Fight Sugar Cravings With This Natural And Healthy Sugar Substitute

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Every once in a while I find a product that I like to share with all my fans and followers. While at the Natural Food Expo West this year, I ran into a product that looked like it had some great potential to help people fight their sugar cravings and addiction. As most of you know, I discuss sugar and sugar addiction in-depth in my book: The Simple Life Guide To Optimal Health: How to Get Healthy, Lose Weight, Reverse Disease and Feel Better Than Ever

The company I found is called Lakanto. Lakanto makes a great monk fruit based sweetener that has zero calories and doesn’t negatively impact your blood sugar… sounds great to me.! Of course I took some samples and tried it out myself, and think it is a great product for the Primal, Paleo and health community in general. Heath Squier of Julian Bakery was also with me, and found the product as amazing as I did. Matter of fact Lakanto sweetener is included in his new low carb cookie and brownie products. I must, I couldn’t tell the difference between Julian Bakery’s low carb cookie and brownie from the sugar loaded version in grocery stores. They are incredibly tasty, but remember they are still a cookie and brownie so don’t be scarfing them down like a out of control hungry caveman. Remember my famous saying “An organic cookie is still a cookie.”

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